Showtime’s Spector directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce
Directors Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce wanted to tell the untold stories of the notorious crime committed by music mogul Phil Spector and the victim Lana Clarkson in Spector docu-series for Showtime.
The four-part docu-series earned many rave reviews for its detailed and balanced storytelling that goes into the backgrounds of both individuals, including the media hysteria and court drama.
Here is the official synopsis of the series:
A chance encounter between charismatic actress Lana Clarkson and legendary music producer Phil Spector ended in a fatal shooting that forever warped his legacy. How could one of the most important figures in 20th-century pop music also be a monster? This four part-docu-series peels back the layers of one of Hollywood’s most tragic crimes to paint a more human portrait of Lana Clarkson and the deeply disturbed man convicted her of murder.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with directors Don Argott and Sheen M. Joyce on the docu-series Spector. We discussed how the series came to fruition, the research, balanced storytelling, and the length of the series.
Don Argott and Sheen M. Joyce forced 9.14 Pictures together back in 2002. With editor Demian Fenton, they filmed Rock School as its first feature-length documentary about the Paul Green School of Rock Music in Philidelphia. After its screening at Sundance and SXSW, the film was released in June 2005. In 2010, the film The Art of the Steal was named by Roger Ebert as one of the best documentaries that year. Last Days Here won praise at many film festivals, including Best Music Documentary at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. Other award-winning documentaries also included The Atomic States of America, As The Palaces Burn, Slow Learners, Batman & Bill, and Believer.
Spector is currently streaming in its entirety on Showtime.
Watch the exclusive interview with Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
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